Miami University, in Oxford, OH, is scrambling to find the person responsible for posting a list that included advice ranging from drugging women’s drinks to slitting their throats in order to prevent them reporting the crime.
Kate Van Fossen, vice present of Women Against Violence and Sexual Assault, assures us the risk is very real:
“It could have been a joke, but the fact of the matter is that those thoughts are crossing someone’s mind. There are girls living in a hall where someone came up with that,” Van Fossen said. “It’s just disturbing.”
In fact, it’s almost more disturbing to think the list was a joke; the university probably doesn’t hold that many men who seriously think rape is a good idea, but it may very well foster a culture that treats date rape as a laughing matter.